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Archivematica is a system that automates the process of preparing digital objects for ingest into a repository and an access system. Materials are ingested into archival storage and access is provided to the archived material; access copies are also uploaded to an access system. The process is monitored and controlled through a Web-based dashboard that coordinates a suite of micro-services. It relies on normalization with preservation of the original object. In other words, it normalizes the files but retains the original transfer file and tracks this information using PREMIS activities in XML.



Free download

Artefactual Systems Inc.

September 2013 (first non-beta release)


Archivematica 1.1

Archivematica may be installed directly on a Linux system, and specifically targets Long Term Support releases of the Xubuntu operating system. Support is included for using Archivematica as a preservation back end for DSpace, a front end for CONTENTdm acccess, a front end for LOCKSS storage, and a front end for access using AtoM (, which comes bundled with the software. For institutions not running Linux systems, Archivematica can be run in a Virtual Mac

City of Vancouver Archives and others

October 20, 2015

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